Monday, April 04, 2011

My Review of The Killing

At first I was thinking "Did they really color-correct this whole thing a stop-and-a-half below exposure?"
The answer is no, not when they went a good two or three stops below exposure*.

Here's some example dialog:
Detective 1: "Mumble mumble mumble?"
Detective 2: "Mumble mumble."
Detective 1: "Mumble. Mumble mumble."

The dialog mix was like a bad indie film. And it looked like some of the scenes were shot in broad sunny daylight but they inserted cloudy skies.

But really. AMC. There's a thing. It's called 500 Hertz. Please pull about four dB of it out of all the damn dialog.

*It was like they shot in Log C and just left it there.
**Although I don't know if that would help. How is it too sibilant and unintelligible? Mumble mumble.


Chance Shirley said...

Well now I want to watch this show out of morbid curiosity. Also, the 500 Hz complaint made me laugh out loud.

Anonymous said...

I can't understand about 50% of what they're saying, and I have excellent hearing. I turn the TV up loud to try to make it out but that doesn't help either. I particularly can't understand most of what Holder says.

The location where the movie takes place is Seattle - it looks dim & gray most of the time without any color correction.